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So I needed to get the oil changed on my car. It got pretty low 'cause I really didn't have the time to take it there. I remembered from my day's with the camaro that if you put the key on accessories and stomp on the gas three times it wipes out the light. So i went ahead and did this with the Z and it put it to 100%. ok, so what exactly does stomping on the gas three times do? I couple days later I take my car to the dealer to have it changed. The next day I actually elft a red light slowly (probably a cop next to me) and the 1-4 shift light came on. I had that disabled when I had LS1edit done. Then a day later the check engine light came on....I have LG headers w/o cats. So what's the deal? Did I jack up the computer with my gas peddle fun? Did the dealer do something? The 1-4 didn't come on before the oil change but it's possible I just didn't drive it like a grandma for that day or two. Also say my PC was reset and my tune is gone...why would that make the check engine light come on? Do you dissable things with LS1edit when you install headers? and again do most tuners save your tune on thier PC in case of things like this?

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I don't know if it's your case but the tech at a G.M. dealership re-flashed the computer on my G.M. truck and killed the performance and fuel mileage. They wouldn't put it back either. Said it was an emissions deal. SORRY is all they said.
 

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OneQuickCoupe said:
I don't know if it's your case but the tech at a G.M. dealership re-flashed the computer on my G.M. truck and killed the performance and fuel mileage. They wouldn't put it back either. Said it was an emissions deal. SORRY is all they said.
why was the truck there? oil change?
 

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If you hadn't already taken your car in to do the column lock recall "fix", they probably reflashed your pcm at the dealer to install the "patch".

They probably thought they were doing you a favor for doing the recall work at the same time your car was in for oil. Your tuner should have saved the LS1 edit file and can re-flash your tune back in.

JWz06.
 

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JWz06 said:
If you hadn't already taken your car in to do the column lock recall "fix", they probably reflashed your pcm at the dealer to install the "patch".

They probably thought they were doing you a favor for doing the recall work at the same time your car was in for oil. Your tuner should have saved the LS1 edit file and can re-flash your tune back in.

JWz06.

awesome thank you

i'm very good friends with the dealer so i'll ask exactly what they did.

does anyone know the exact function of hitting the gas 3x like i did? it's go to do more than just put the oil to 100%. those that change their own oil how do you go about resetting the percentage?
 

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JWz06 said:
If you hadn't already taken your car in to do the column lock recall "fix", they probably reflashed your pcm at the dealer to install the "patch".

They probably thought they were doing you a favor for doing the recall work at the same time your car was in for oil. Your tuner should have saved the LS1 edit file and can re-flash your tune back in.

JWz06.

Everytime I bring mine in to the dealer I remind them not to reflash for any reason with out talking to me. They now have it noted in my records...
 

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JWz06 said:
If you hadn't already taken your car in to do the column lock recall "fix", they probably reflashed your pcm at the dealer to install the "patch".

They probably thought they were doing you a favor for doing the recall work at the same time your car was in for oil. Your tuner should have saved the LS1 edit file and can re-flash your tune back in.

JWz06.
Exactly. Also, always ask for your tune on a floppy for future reloads if necessary, from your tuner of course.

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I never heard of the 3x gas pedal. i reset my oil to 100% through the DIC

Here are some neat things you may or may not have known. I think they are some neat facts about the C5, that all are not located in the owners manual. Feel free to share with anyone....
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1: The little yellow "helper light" on the bottom of the rear-view mirror
2: That you can put your key in the door and turn it twice towards the rear to pop the trunk
3: That you can pop the trunk and also pop the gas cap cover by pulling on metal lines hidden in the back.
4: That the little slotted cover on the dash behind the steering wheel is where the inside air temperature sensor is located
5: All of the option codes are in the glove box
6: Tire inflation recommended pressures are on the driver's door.
7: The thing that looks like a little LED near the DIC buttons is a light sensor
8: When the engine is shut off, you can get the odometer reading by turning on the parking lights.
9: You can reset oil life by pumping gas pedal 3 times
10: If you hold down the RESET button while on one of the trip odometers and it gives you the mileage you traveled since last starting the car.
11: If you have a 6-speed car you can pop the trunk when the car is running by lifting the e-brake.
12: If you hate Daytime Running Lights you can pull the e-brake ONE click and they go off.
13: The parking brake is self-adjusting... but depends on the car rolling or wanting to roll backward to work.
14: You can find your build sheet is in the front re-bar, your front bumper cover must be pulled for access. If your car is a mid-year or later 1998.
15: With the car locked, you can press the key fob button to unlock the trunk without setting off the alarm or having the doors unlock too.
-That you can put your key in the driver's door and
turn it twice towards the front to unlock the
passenger door and a third time to pop the trunk.

-If you leave your turn signal on, in about 1 minute
it will start to ding (loud enough to hear over the
stereo) to let you know you have old timers disease.

-Hold down the Active Handling button for 5 sec. to
engage "Competitive Driving" on cars equipped with
active handling (2000 and previous years must be
stopped.)

-If you pull the seatbelts all the way out while
you're buckled in, they ratchet back in to hold you
tighter into the seat.

-Simply remove fuse #2 under the hood and your DRLs
will be out permanently. Only thing affected is that
when you unlock at night using the key fob your front
turn signal lights and back up lights will not will
not flash. Your front turn signals will operate
normally, however.

-The side-view mirrors can twist both forward and
backward, decreasing the chance of damage if struck.

-There is a release opening with a flap to let air out
of the car when the hatch is closed. It is located
just above the driver side rear compartment, behind
the carpet and on the side of the car. Not that it
really works well.

-Also you can ground your amp to a screw/bolt that
holds the rear middle compartment to the frame.

-If you turn on the headlights, then go to parking
light position, the lamps remain up but the headlights
are not left on.

Passive Keyless Entry:
Installed in 1993 - '96 Corvettes. A transmitter on the key fob would lock / unlock the doors based on its proximity to the car.
-If you have the passive entry feature: If you lock
your keys in the car, wait a few minutes and then
shake the car. That will unlock the car.

-HUD has a shift light for manuals.

-You can eject the cd from the in-dash player without
turning on any power. Don't even need key in the
ignition.

-The cruise will disengage if you purposely make sharp
side to side turns while cruising at say 60-80 mph.

-You can program setting #3 (both memory buttons at
once) in the seat memory to run the seat back and
steering wheel forward for getting in/out of the car
with the engine running.
 

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Rick!! that should be posted in a sticky, that awesome, I mean, I know half of those but alot only after driving the car for almost 3 years to figure that out :cheers:

I have one question for you, everytime I drive my Z I click once on the lights to turn on the parking lights while Im driving, so I dont know this, Do the DRLs always automatically turn on?

thanx, Luis
 
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